Ainsdale Cricket Club was formed in 1911 after Ainsdale Village and Ainsdale Athletic merged. Initially they played on the village green where two of their former players, Norman Barron and Joseph Fletcher are commemorated after perishing in the Great War.
After the War they played in Salford Road before taking up residence at Liverpool Road in 1922.
Ainsdale left the Southport and District League after winning it for the 2nd time in 1927 and played friendly fixtures mainly against the teams who would form the Merseyside Competition when it was founded in 1937 with Ainsdale as a founder member.
During the Second World War the Club took a hit from a German bomb which destroyed a hut containing the equipment for the Ainsdale Show which was held at the Club every year until 1945. Coincidentally, both the Cricket Club and the Show celebrated their respective Centenaries in 2011.
Following the War, the members purchased the freehold of the Club from the Weld Blundell Estate for the sum of £2,000.
Ainsdale occupied finishing positions in the lower reaches of the Competition from 1946 – 1955 but when Laurie Broughton took over as captain in 1956 there was a complete turnaround in fortunes culminating in a pillar to post title win in 1959, a feat they repeated in 1964.
After another prolonged fallow period in the 70’s and 80’s, steady improvements both on and off the pitch saw Ainsdale win the Kaufman Cup for the one and only time in 2001, were the last ever Champions of the Merseyside Competition in 2002 and in 2004, by winning the Merseyside and Southport Alliance they became the first club promoted into the ECB Liverpool and District Competition on merit.
After respectable mid table finishes in their early campaigns, they were relegated to Division 2 in 2010 but returned to Division One as Champions a year later in their Centenary season. 2016 saw arguably the finest ever season in the Club’s history as, in winning the Division 1 title they secured promotion to the ECB Premier Division, widely regarded as one of the top Cricket leagues in the country.